The audience could actually hear the oohs and aahs when the first Chanel model stepped onto the Edenic scene of the presentation. Karl Lagerfeld decided to choose the Palais de Versailles as the secret garden to reveal his newest collection for the transitional period. The Chanel Resort 2013 collection is pompous and lines up a myriad of baroque design elements inspired by the ultimate style icon Marie Antoinette and the court-fashion of Louis XIVth.
However, it would have been too kitschy to re-elaborate only the classy tendencies. The secret to guarantee the breath-taking impact of the latest collection was to combine futuristic and edgy patterns with the flamboyancy of golden embellishments. Dazzling ruffled details, white lace and flirty full skirts inject a luxurious vibe into the complete outfit repertoire.
Karl Lagerfeld set up a brilliant and unique fashion fantasy with models wearing colorful wigs. The candy-colored tresses perfectly complemented the baroque chic dresses and suits. The chromatic spectrum concentrating on gold, pastel hues and ivory creates a sight-pampering impression. Besides the amazing royal-court-style apparels we also have the chance to spot a selection of all-denim and double denim outfits making reference to modern times. Karl Lagerfeld has the natural born talent to turn kitschy style tendencies into perma-trends. The front row was packed with our favorite trendsetters. From Tilda Swinton to Vanessa Paradis and Sam Taylor each celeb paid its tribute to the style emporium created by The Kaiser.
Karl Lagerfeld claimed that the latest resort collection was actually about “sensuous frivolity”. Supermodels like Joan Smalls and Lindsey Wixon managed to breathe life into these iconic ensembles. The scenario with its garden fountains secured the perfect atmosphere for a theatrical collection. Illustrating the image of an ultra-modern Marie Antoinette who still managed to preserve a few baroque accessorizing and style elements, Karl Lagerfeld furnished the fashion pack with a prophetic image of futuristic trends.
Chalky shades like light green, blue and pink offered an ultra-femme allure to all these ensembles. Using brocade to adorn the loveliest swimsuits, dresses and full skirts is the secret tool of the couturier to immortalize these outfits. The Chanel Resort 2013 collection will definitely engrave itself into the style-consciousness of the fashion fold. Ultra-modern partywear complemented with thick-soled shoes and colorful wigs served as the ultimate innovations offered for the transitional period.
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